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Eleanor Elizabeth (Chupp) Summerfield was born April 25, 1929, in Dunlap, Iowa to Charles and Anna (Termuhlen) Chupp. She attended country school and St. Joseph Catholic School. She moved with her family to Panama in 1943 and she then attended St. Mary's Catholic School. Eleanor married Earl Summerfield on March 6, 1947. The couple lived in various locations until they settled in Dunlap. Eleanor worked at the Dairy Sweet, Senior Meal Site, CDS in Harlan and Global Telemarketing in Missouri Valley. She then provided child care for her granddaughter, Lacey, and other children. Earl died in 1987.
Eleanor was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was also a Care Center Advocate and Eucharist Minister for many years. Eleanor received her driver's license in 1987. She enjoyed playing cards with the Odo Club, gardening, crocheting, taking pictures and spending time with family and friends. Over the years at family gatherings the Summerfields enjoyed singing songs and this tradition continues today. In 2010 Eleanor checked an item off of her bucket list when she traveled to Washington, D.C.
Eleanor died on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Dunlap Nursing and Care Center at the age of 83 years 11 months, and 28 days.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Summerfield; two sons, Vern and Marty Summerfield; three sisters, Laura Chupp, Margaret Harper, Dorothy Clark; two brothers, T. Philip Chupp and Charles Chupp; granddaughter, Amy and her husband Randy Weber; and three great grandchildren, Tyler Weber, Gabel Greder and Matthew Carstens. She is survived by her children, Jim Summerfield and his wife Lynn of Dunlap, Iowa, Vicki & her husband Joe Neppel of Wall Lake, Iowa, Glenda Summerfield of Dunlap, Iowa, Linda and her husband Mike Blum of Manilla, Iowa, Sheryl Summerfield of Wayne, Nebraska and Laura and her husband Tom Shumate of Dunlap, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother, Jim Chupp and his wife Jeanette of Des Moines, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.
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